SFMOMA NEWS: Meet Rosalie!
SFMOMA has just acquired a 1971 wall sculpture by Robert Rauschenberg titled Rosalie / Red Cheek / Temporary Letter / Stock. Rauschenberg moved from New York to Captiva Island, Florida, in fall 1970, and began a new series, the Cardboards, that repurposed used boxes as raw material for sculpture. Rosalie neatly encapsulates this Florida-to-New York transition through two mailing labels that the artist affixed to the “Red Cheek” apple cider box during his move. He addressed one label to himself in the general delivery for Captiva; the other, a return label, bears the address of his New York studio.
SFMOMA acquired Rosalie through the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artwork Gift and Purchase program, and the sculpture has been added to the Rauschenberg Research Project, our online Rauschenberg catalogue published last summer.
Robert Rauschenberg, Melic Meeting (Spread), 1979.The New Orleans Museum of Art. Gift of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, partially in honor of Dora Rauschenberg, and Museum purchase with funds provided by The Helis Foundation. Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
This week we announced that six major museums across the United States have acquired nine works by Robert Rauschenberg through our Gift/Purchase Program.
This one-year program was designed to expand public access to and awareness of the artist’s work by offering museums a rare opportunity to acquire artworks from the foundation’s holdings through equal parts gift and purchase.
"When Rauschenberg’s work transferred to the foundation, we committed ourselves to ensuring the broadest access possible to his art by helping to place works in museum collections," said Christy MacLear, executive director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. "These pieces represent the strength of Rauschenberg’s work in the 1970s and 1980s and further his legacy of artistic innovation. We could not be more pleased to have them acquired by some of America’s finest institutions."
See the list of participating museums and images of the newly-acquired works on our website.
Robert Rauschenberg, Pilgrim, 1960. Combine: oil, graphite, paper, printed paper, and fabric on canvas, with painted wood chair, 79 1/4 x 53 7/8 x 18 5/8 in. Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NYC
See Pilgrim in Hauser & Wirth’s Re-View: Onnasch Collection, opening tonight at 511 W. 18th Street, New York. On view through April 12, 2014.
We Are the Eighth of Kind: a collaboration between Lonnie Holley, Ramin Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian and Rokni Haerizadeh at the Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva, Florida, January 2014
Shirin Neshat talks about the One-to-One initiative and her new series, Our House is On Fire, on view January 31 - March 1 at the Rauschenberg Project Space. Video by Artspace.
See you tonight in Mobile, AL at the @centreforthelivingarts from 7-9pm for the opening reception of The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project - Chapter 2: Mario Ybarra Jr. #LANDMD @mario_ybarra_jr
With support from an Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) presents The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, a series of artist-produced billboards and activations that will unfold along Interstate 10 Freeway from Florida to California through spring 2015. The second chapter of the project launches in Mobile, AL today.
Shirin Neshat, Mona, from Our House Is on Fire series, 2013. © Shirin Neshat; Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announces the selection of Shirin Neshat for its new One-to-One artist initiative that supports contemporary artists as they create artwork in the service of advancing human rights, cultural understanding, and international peacekeeping. Two limited-edition prints will be sold through Artspace and twenty four new works will be exhibited at the Rauschenberg Foundation Project space, 455 West 19th Street, New York, January 31 - March March 1, with a public opening reception on January 30, 6-8pm.
“E.A.T. - Experiments in Art and Technology” opens this Thursday, January 16, at the Moravian College Payne Gallery, with a reception and gallery talk from 6:30 to 8 p.m. On view through February 28. http://www.moravian.edu/default.aspx?pageid=6568#.UtRf_2RDt5D
Dickie Landry: New York Stories from Nowness.com
Beautiful video portrait of musician Dickie Landry. Landry played at the openings of the Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange (ROCI) exhibitions in the 1980s.
Robert Rauschenberg, All Abordello Doze 2 (Japanese Recreational Clayworks), (detail), 1982. Transfer on high-fired Japanese art ceramic, 53 1/8 x 52 1/2 inches (134.9 x 133.4 cm).
Just announced: Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting is coming to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University August 28, 2014 - January 11, 2015
From Nasher.duke.edu: Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting, an ambitious exhibition originating at Duke in close collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in New York City. The exhibition offers a fresh look at 30 of Rauschenberg’s works spanning five-decades of his career, art that he reserved in his own collection. Organized into nine sections, two gallery pavilions will feature Rauschenberg together with work by artists in the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection, with special emphasis on its significant group of Russian nonconformist and conceptual art of the 1980s and 1990s, on view for the first time. In addition, the exhibition includes the Nasher’s newly acquired collection of works by Bruce Conner, putting Rauschenberg’s art in conversation with 25 of Conner’s works in a section titled Bruce Conner One Man Show (with Rauschenberg). Underscoring how Rauschenberg fostered connections, the exhibition highlights Rauschenberg in an interchange with the unique visual vocabularies of all the artists in the show. “We are thrilled to present many rarely viewed works by Rauschenberg and to stage his great artistic achievements in a new context with new connections,” said curator Kristine Stiles, France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke. “This exhibition is about new eyes on Rauschenberg and his dialogue with other artists of his time.”
Trisha Brown and Stephen Petronio by Lois Greenfield
Happy birthday, Trisha Brown! Pictured here in a costume designed by Rauschenberg for Set and Reset (1983). More on Set and Reset, via trishabrowncompany.org: The seductively fluid quality of the movement in this Trisha Brown masterpiece, juxtaposed with the unpredictable geometric style has become the hallmark of Ms. Brown’s work. Performed to a driving score by Laurie Anderson, the exploration of visibility and invisibility is reflected in the translucent costumes and set by Robert Rauschenberg.
Organized in conjunction with our curated film series, Solar, #SolarPanel is a Q&A session between our curator, Cecilia Alemani, and the four artists – Rosa Barba, Camille Henrot, Basim Magdy, and Neïl Beloufa – over Twitter. Solar is presented in conjunction with Marfa Dialogues/NY, a program on…
Robert Rauschenberg, Ark, 1964. Lithograph. Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NYC
Ark is currently on view in the New York Public Library exhibition “Dearest Jackie”: On the Death of JFK. To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (November 22, 1963), NYPL remembers the horrific tragedy that shook the nation—and the world.
Through December 1 at the Stephen Schwarzman Building (5th Ave. at 42nd Street), in the McGraw Rotunda.
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